Cancer pain

Celiac Plexus Block

If you are suffering from flank, back and/or abdominal pain that is a result of pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, this procedure can offer you profound pain relief almost immediately.

What is a Celiac Plexus Block?

A celiac plexus block is a commonly performed treatment for individuals suffering from abdominal and/or flank pain that has been cause by cancer. While most often used for pain secondary to pancreatic cancer, the target for this procedure (the celiac plexus) provides innervation for a large number of other structures in the abdomen, making the celiac plexus block ideal for a number of other painful conditions as well.

The celiac plexus is a small region in the upper part of the gut responsible for transmitting pain when there has been damage to organs or a tumor in the area. By “blocking” the celiac plexus, pain is stopped at the source. This can potentially eliminate the need for medications.

Kyphoplasty

If you suffer from a weakened spine or fractured vertebrae that are causing pain, this outpatient procedure may be able to help.

What is a Kyphoplasty?

Kyphoplasty is an innovative, minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure proven to strengthen the vertebrae of your spine and treat vertebral compression fractures, as well as significantly improve the pain caused by them.

This cutting edge procedure has helped people when conservative treatments failed to provide adequate relief.[1] By injecting a complex matrix directly into the vertebrae, kyphoplasty not only stabilizes the fracture, it offers a number of additional benefits:

  • Corrects spinal deformity
  • Relieves pain
  • Improves lifestyle

Kyphoplasty is now an outpatient procedure that can be performed right in your doctor’s office with minimal sedation. Not only can this amazing treatment repair fractures of the spine, it can restore height and improve pain.

Indications

Kyphoplasty is the absolute definition of “minimally-invasive.” This truly amazing procedure is used to strengthen weakened spines and repair vertebral compression fractures.

These fractures are most commonly caused by:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer Metastasis
  • Trauma

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